What does Earth Day mean to you? I use it as a check-in time to evaluate my planet-friendly habits and...
What does Earth Day mean to you? I use it as a check-in time to evaluate my planet-friendly habits and see where I can make improvement in my daily life. Some habits, like long hot showers, I am not ready to let go of yet. But I do make it a point to bring reusable shopping bags to the market and only use earth-friendly cleaning products. I’m also very good about shutting the faucet off while brushing my teeth and running the washing machine only when it’s full. While contemplating the meaning of Earth Day this month, I decided to create a list of things we can all do to make our home on earth a healthier place to live. Try challenging yourself and add at least one more activity to your routine. Every action helps! And if there are any you would like to add, please share in the comment section. Your feedback is welcome!
10 Earth Friendly Habits You Can Adopt
1.) Walk or ride a bicycle to your destination whenever possible instead of driving.
2.) Use washable cups, plates and towels instead of paper throwaways.
3.) Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when full.
4.) Make sure your tires are properly inflated for optimal gas mileage.
5.) Purchase a filter for your tap, and carry your water in reusable containers instead of buying it in plastic bottles.
6.) Consider buying food with no packaging whenever possible. For items that do require packaging, consider buying in bulk to cut down on packing materials.
7.) Green your home or office with a new plant. Spider plants, English ivy and philodendrons absorb indoor pollution.
8.) Avoid cleaning products marked “Warning” or “Danger”.
9.) Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving your legs.
10.) Unplug small appliances like toasters, hairdryers and electric can openers. They continue to use energy when plugged in.
Resource: Be Healthy magazine from A Market Natural Foods.